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  • Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: provide students from Inner Regional Areas with access to independent youth allowance; reset relocation scholarship values from 2012 for eligible regional students and provide for the values to be indexed from 2013; reduce the value of the student start-up scholarship payment from 2012 and provide for the payments to be indexed annually from 2013; provide for the cessation of the Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Further to the package of bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill establishes a framework for the Steel Transformation Plan comprising of a $300 million entitlement program for the Australian steel manufacturing industry over four years from the 2012-13 financial year. Also provides for: the minister to approve competitiveness assistance advances up to the value of $164 million in the 2011 12 financial year; administrative details relating to the plan to be included in a legislative instrument; and a monitoring regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: enable parenting payment recipients to transfer temporarily to bereavement allowance following the death of a partner; remove the family member exemption from the two-year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before special benefit is payable; enable the minister to make legislative instruments determining Impairment Tables and rules relating to the tables; and clarify that payments made by an employer to an employee in lieu of notice of termination are regarded as redundancy payments for the purposes of the social security payments;
    Disability Services Act 1986
    to provide that disability advocacy services compliance with new Disability Advocacy Standards will be assessed by an independent certification body over a three-year cycle; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to certain asset-test exempt income streams and the provision of actuarial certificates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Early Release of Superannuation) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to transfer the administration of making determinations relating to the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds to the Chief Executive Medicare; and
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    to provide that the administration of making determinations relating to the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds continues to be funded by superannuation industry levies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP;BROADBENT, Russell, MP;VAMVAKINOU, Maria, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to create a legal presumption that, if a firefighter has been employed for a certain period before being diagnosed with one of seven primary site cancers, the employment is taken to have been the dominant cause of the contraction of the cancer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Schools Assistance Act 2008
    to provide for a phased implementation of the national curriculum by certain authorities and approved school systems. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide that parenting payment recipients are only covered by the transitional arrangement in respect of children who were in their care before 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to establish a framework to provide financial assistance for Australians and close family members of Australians who are injured or killed overseas as a result of an overseas terrorist incident; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill amends 35 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to make amendments consequential upon, and transitional to, the proposed
    ComSuper Act 2011
    and
    Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to: reinstate claims arising from off-site recess injuries; provide for continuous workers’ compensation coverage for employees while overseas working in a declared place, or who belong to a declared class of employee; enable compensation for medical expenses to be paid where payment of other compensation is suspended; allow for time limits for claim determination; and enable Comcare to access the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay certain compensation claims in respect of diseases with long latency periods; and
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to make technical amendments consequential on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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